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Diwali Festival to bring colour and movement to Willowdale community

Diwali Festival to bring colour and movement to Willowdale community

Willowdale in Denham Court will turn into a party atmosphere this Saturday, October 14, when Stockland hosts a colourful Diwali Festival at the family friendly community. Families from around the region are expected to converge on Willowdale Display Village on Willowdale Drive for the event which will run from 10am to 1pm. Highlights of the Diwali Festival will be the captivating live entertainment featuring authentic music and dancers. Other activities include a Bollywood dance workshop, henna artists, lantern decorating craft stations and a photo booth. Youngsters can look forward to a range of activities in the display village street, including… Read more »

Joe Geia: next stop Campbelltown for Indigenous music man

Joe Geia: next stop Campbelltown for Indigenous music man

The man behind the unofficial indigenous national anthem will be performing in Campbelltown this weekend. Joe Geia is also one of this country’s most important and powerful voices and now he’s on the road again. He will have a special new triple-CD release in tow as well as introducing songs from his 2016 release, North, South, East & West. One of his tour dates brings him to Campbelltown and our popular arts centre where he will perform this Saturday, October 14 from 7pm. In a career spanning over three decades, Joe Geia has become a renowned singer and songwriter, guitarist, didgeridoo… Read more »

Fisher’s Gig music festival set to rock Bradbury Park once again

Fisher’s Gig music festival set to rock Bradbury Park once again

For local live music fans, Bradbury Park will be the place to be on Saturday, November 4. There will be non-stop music by three headline acts and a host of local performers as part of the 20th annual Fisher’s Gig. Dear Seattle, Stand Atlantic and Ugly Mundays will head this year’s line up at the popular youth music festival. Every year Fisher’s Gig offers a platform for young performers aged 12 to 25 to display their talent to a vast audience, and gain valuable professional experience at a live music show. The gig has been part of the annual Festival… Read more »

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Diwali Festival is coming to Willowdale

Diwali Festival to bring colour and movement to Willowdale community

Willowdale in Denham Court will turn into a party atmosphere this Saturday, October 14, when Stockland hosts a colourful Diwali Festival at the family friendly community. Families from around the region are expected to converge on Willowdale Display Village on Willowdale Drive for the event which will run from 10amRead more »

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Joe Geia: next stop Campbelltown for Indigenous music man

The man behind the unofficial indigenous national anthem will be performing in Campbelltown this weekend. Joe Geia is also one of this country’s most important and powerful voices and now he’s on the road again. He will have a special new triple-CD release in tow as well as introducing songsRead more »

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Local author to launch new book in Campbelltown

Campbelltown City Library Service will host a poignant talk by local author and long-time resident of the Macarthur region, John R Bicknell, to launch his new book, Twelve Years In “Care”: A British Child Migrant’s Story. The book launch at HJ Daley Library on Wednesday, October 11 will be partRead more »

St Helen's Skate Park will host some of the workshops

Brush up your skating skills at local workshops

Grab your skateboard and helmet and head out to one of Campbelltown City Council’s three skate parks to brush up on skills, learn new tricks and meet new friends at a free skate workshop. Council, in partnership with Totem Skate School, hosts monthly workshops at Macquarie Fields, Campbelltown and StRead more »

The festival parade this year is going old school

Bringing back old school: festival parade goes twilight

Don your best disco shoes, lace up your roller skates, turn up the boom box and get involved in the first ever Festival of Fisher’s Ghost twilight street parade. “Bringing back old school’’ will be theme of this year’s parade on Saturday, November 4 and which will start at theRead more »

The Faith exhibition commemorates Aboriginal rights activist Faith Bandler.

New exhibitions explore Australian identity, heritage, belief and community

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will unveil five new exhibitions with a spectacular launch day on Saturday, October 7. Running until November, the exhibitions will explore Australian identity, heritage, belief and community. Exhibitions include Have you seen MY Emily?, an examination of Australia’s complex relationship with Aboriginal art and artists; AlRead more »

Walk like an Egyptian at the library these school holidays.

School holiday activities galore, so start planning early

Campbelltown Council’s spring school holiday program is once again packed with new activities and old favourites, offering local children lots of opportunities to learn and have fun during the school holiday break. For example, are you mad about mummies? Crazy for cartouche? Passionate about pyramids? Walk Like an Egyptian, anRead more »

Family Fun Day in NSW Parliament.

Family fun day at NSW Parliament worth trek to city

The NSW Parliament’s Family Fun Day is a “fantastic way’’ for parents, grandparents and carers to entertain children during the school holidays and learn about how Australia’s oldest Parliament works, says local MP Chris Patterson. The Member for Camden is encouraging locals to travel to the city to experience theRead more »

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The write way to talk up endangered species

The Macarthur region’s talented young writers and artists have been recognised at the Threatened Species art and writing competition awards presentation at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. The presentation was held on National Threatened Species Day last week and provided entrants with the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of theRead more »

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Prestigious botanical art award exhibition comes to Mt Annan

For the first time in its history, the Margaret Flockton Award exhibition will be leaving its traditional home of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Its new home from this Saturday will be the PlantBank in the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. From September 16 to November 12 the exhibition, whichRead more »

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